The Foundation for Health Creation is a community project dedicated to expanding the scope of public health. We seek to collectively explore the question of “What is health?” Current health care goals center around disease prevention and detection, with “health” defined as the absence of disease. But health is much more than the absence of illness; it is defined by its positive features such as vitality, resiliency, curiosity, creativity, warmth, compassion, reverence, hope, enthusiasm, the desire to serve others and to reach our fullest creative potential. This is now more relevant than ever. Our world is rapidly changing and we are realizing that health is profoundly interdependent: It depends on our environment, community, food, relationships, economics, education as well as our approach to illness. In other words: Health is Global. And while we are far away from such an approach to health care, unless we start imagining such an approach and creating practical steps for its emergence, it most certainly will not come to pass. If we open our minds and our hearts wide enough, we will find the will to take action and become positive instruments for change.
FHC is a non-profit organization working to improve health care and advance public health initiatives through education and outreach directed at creating and sustaining health rather than simply preventing disease. We actively partner with individuals and organizations who share these goals.
*Our mission includes ensuring that all patients have access to complementary and integrative medicine and therapies.